Aviation safety experts are reassessing the risk associated with transporting consumer electronics powered by lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries as checked baggage on airliners.  FAA research has shown that a single portable electronic device (PED) such as a laptop computer presents a heightened fire risk when stored in a checked bag with other consumer items such as aerosol cans or cosmetics, presenters told the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) safety forum Aug. 1 in Washington. If the ...


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